Chris Maxwell believes Saturday’s match at home to Shrewsbury presents the side with a good opportunity to bounce back from Tuesday night’s defeat, and has reflected on the side’s recent unbeaten run.
The Seasiders went 16 matches without defeat up until Tuesday night in the 1-0 loss at Rochdale. That run has seen Neil Critchley’s side climb within the play-off spots with just five matches to go, and Chris Maxwell admits it’s a record the side can be pleased with.
“I think we can all be proud of that record,” Maxwell said.
“I said after the Ipswich defeat back in February that we were going to lose more games before the end of the season, but we needed to ensure we won many more. There were performances both individually and collectively which added to that run, and it’s no mean feat to go that many games without defeat.
“We were all disappointed and frustrated to lose out at Rochdale on Tuesday, but it’s better to learn from our mistakes now and take that into the final matches of the season.”
Looking ahead to the weekend’s match with Shrewsbury, the Blackpool captain is looking for the side to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking.
“It will be another difficult test on Saturday, as all the matches are in this league,” he said.
“It’s up to us to show the character and belief that we have within the group and claim what would be a really important win. There are five league games left, and we’re looking to win every remaining game and collect maximum points. It’s all about winning and keeping momentum going, particularly at this stage of the season, and that starts on Saturday against Shrewsbury.”